Sure, Survival of the Dead is crap, but its not World War Z crap and that seems to be the only thing it has going for it. The CG effects are awful, the Hatfields & McCoys-style plot is terrible and there's some incredibly dumb shit coming from equally-dumb characters. Romero keeps shitting in the mouth of his own legacy with this one. The stupidity level of this movie is kind of exhausting.
Apart from the fucking Apple iPhone promotion I liked this one. Romero has lost his touch, but goddamn I still enjoy his films. I like how he has refused to make the zombies fast and still gives them random moments of super strength. He gets the audience wondering how these creatures could take over the globe and then shows them that they are more dangerous than they look in the climactic scenes. 3 Stars.
This one got a lot of flak from fanboys and I'm not sure why, it stands with the rest of Romero's zombie ouevre perfectly well. Some questionable CGI gore obviously won't jibe with the fanboys, but Romero doesn't dwell on the flesh eaters here. He has always been more interested in what comes out of people in awful situations, the zombie setting is just where he seems most at home.
Not as dreadful as "Diary of the Dead", but still a major stinker. Mixing comedy with horror is blasphemous. It's sad to see Romero emulating Simon Pegg ad nauseam. "Shaun of the Dead" has forever compromised the zombie film genre.